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Dr. Stephen Waterbrook, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 41

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Dr. Waterbrook

Stephen Waterbrook, M.D.

150 Catherine Ln Ste J Grass Valley, CA 95945
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(530) 269-8191

Dr. Stephen Waterbrook, MD is a general surgery specialist in Grass Valley, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in general surgery and wound & burn care.

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(530) 269-8191

Dr. Waterbrook accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Covered California - Bronze EPO
Covered California - Gold EPO
Covered California - Platinum EPO
Covered California - Silver EPO
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Federal Employee Program - Basic Option
Federal Employee Program - Standard Option
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
65 Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Shield of California PPO
Covered California PPO
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
Health Net HMO
Health Net PPO
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
TriCare for Life
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Waterbrook's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waterbrook performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Waterbrook performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waterbrook treats Appendicitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Waterbrook treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waterbrook treats Abdominal Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Waterbrook treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Waterbrook's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Debridement
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Open
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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What People Say About Dr. Stephen Waterbrook, MD
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5 STARS for Dr. Waterbrook, his office personnel and Grass Valley Surgical Center. From beginning to end I was treated with grace and respect by all the nurses and doctors. Two weeks after hernia surgery I'm back to normal and better than ever. I am so glad that I chose Dr. Waterbrook and would certainly use him again.
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Dr. W was my surgeon. He was easy to get along with right from the start. He explained the procedure very carefully. I trusted him. I did not see him before I got released and was not given anything for pain. I tried to contact him. Finally another doctor wrote a script for me. A few days later I woke up in extreme pain. I called Dr. W several times for help. He did not respond so I called 911. An ambulance responded. He is an excellent Dr. but needs work on patient communication post surgery
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Dr. Waterbrook was recommended to me for my breast cancer surgery. I am so thankful for him. He and his staff are kind, and the surgery went very well. Everyone at the hospital speaks highly of Dr. Waterbrook. I can see why!
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I was very impressed with Dr. Waterbrook and his staff. They have been friendly, helpful, kind and concerned. My upcoming FINAL surgery is not until the 27th of this month. I am confident that the Dr. will continue to work his magic. Thank you Tammy, Sarah and Dr. W.
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The reason I did not give a 5 star is because my 92yr old mother opted out having colon surgery, so I could not honestly rate his surgical skills. But the office accommodated a family of 4 along with "mom" allowing us all to hear options, express questions and come to a conclusion that he also supported us in. We all appreciated his clear honest explanation along with his gentile compassion.
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His 'halo' is slipping---badly. I went to see him on January 4th with great expectations and I left feeling deflated and in shock. He was overly blunt which did nothing for my confidence in him, the procedure, or myself. His assistant was almost rude. She didn't want to explain anything in lay person's terms. They said they would refer me to a cardiologist in in Auburn for clearance. It's now the 20th of January and not a single call from their office since!!!
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I had have a great experience through out the time i was going through my problem Dr. Waterbrook knows what he is doing . He and his staff in the office are very friendly and you get call in very quickly. He can get the job done very quickly. There are not much waiting time besides prepping for the surgery;. But after the surgery, I feel great All thanks to DR. WAterbrook. He listens to your concerns and answers any questions you have. HE is a great doctor.
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About Me

Approaching each patient with the whole person in mind is always best regardless of the condition. Each patient deserves focused attention every time they see me. This allows me to get the whole picture besides the physical problem that brought them in.


  • General Surgery
  • Wound & Burn Care

Board Certifications


Akron General Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Medical School
University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English



Stephen Waterbrook, M.D.

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)